Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) was formed in April 2013 by the merger of the Association of Council Secretaries and Solicitors (ACSeS) and Solicitors in Local Government (SLG).
LLG's primary purpose is to represent, promote and support the interests of its members.
Membership is open to local government legal or governance officers working within a local authority, including Monitoring Officers and their deputies, solicitors, barristers, legal executives, licenced conveyancers and trainees. To register as a member of LLG click here
LLG is managed by a Board of directors elected or appointed by members, branches and Special Activity Areas. The board comprises the President, the Vice President, Deputy Vice President, the Immediate Past President, Past President, eleven Branch Representatives, up to nine National Lead Officers for the Special Activity Areas, two Junior Professional Representatives, the Treasurer, the Communications Officer and LGG Chair.
LLG operates eleven branches in England and Wales, each of which appoints a branch representative to the Board.
LLG has established several Special Activity Areas, each with a Lead Officer appointed to the Board. The Special Activity Areas cover the following areas of legal activity; Children's Services and Education, Adult Social Care and Health, Monitoring Officers and Governance, Information Management, Partnerships and Procurement, Planning, Highways and Environment, Housing and Regeneration, Employment, and Litigation and Licensing. The SAAs are intended to provide a focus of professional expertise for each area with a view to developing networking, training and best practice and contributing to development of the area of law.
LLG is a company limited by guarantee.
LLG operates the wholly owned subsidiary company, LLG Enterprised Limited, trading as LLG Legal Training. LLG Legal Training provides a programme of high quality training events aimed at the local government legal practitioner.
Membership is open to any local government legal or governance officer working within a Local Authority (whether directly employed by the Local Authority or engaged through an agency or other similar arrangement), including but not limited to Monitoring Officers and their deputies, solicitors, barristers, legal executives and licensed conveyancers, and any trainee of any of them, but EXCLUDING any solicitor in private practice unless they:
(a) practise on their own account, neither employed by nor in partnership with anyone else; and
(b) undertake work solely on behalf of Local Authority clients.
There are 6 classes of membership
Currently there are 4,304 solicitors registered as working in local government.
There are 131 trainees with registered training contract in local government.
LLG subscriptions are determined recognising that many local authorities value the involvement of their professional staff in their professional associations including the payment of their subscriptions. A single 'group fee' subscription payable by a local authority enables full membership to all its employees meeting the qualification for full membership. The current subscriptions and list of membership benefits are as attached.